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This spread will help you to learn to apply the tarot to enjoy and enrich your passage through the twelve festive days from December 20th to 31st. The meaning of each card in the spread reflects the energy of the festivity associated with each of the twelve days. 1. Mother Night of Dreams: - Dec 20th This card reminds us to look for a particular message in our dreams tonight. The ancients believed that our dreams on this night foretold some of the important events in the coming year. 2. Yule - Winter Solstice: - Dec 21st This card shows us how best to connect to the Light within and without - it symbolizes the Birth of the Sun. 3. The Time of Beth: - Dec 22nd This card points to the inner blocks and resistance that is holding us back from following our dreams. 4. Hopi Time of Renewal Dec 23rd This card indicates the best way for us to seek purification and renewal, and to build tolerance for others. 5. Feast of Mothers, Christmas Eve: - Dec 24th This card shows how we can connect with the spirits of our ancestors for communion and to ask for wisdom and guidance. It is also a time for Christians to reflect on the birth of Christ. 6. Festival of Life, Christmas: - Dec 25th This card shows us how to connect directly with Spirit. 7. Yuletide, Kwanzaa: - Dec 26th This card shows us how to express nurturance, to attend to our families and to express the protective energy within us towards others. 8. Birth of Freyja: - Dec 27th This card points to issues of love, luck, artistic and creative expression and female wisdom. 9. Feast of Alcyone: - Dec 28th This card gives us a personal inner message - one that speaks directly to our heart and spirit. 10. Day of Nymphs - Dec 29th This card encourages us to connect to our playful side,
our inner child and how best to cultivate this aspect of ourselves. 11. Day of Rest: - Dec 30th This card shows us how to walk our path in a relaxed and confident way....with the ability to deal with stressful situations in a philosophical, detached way. 12. New Year's Eve, Hogmanay - Dec 31st This card shows us how to release the old and let in the new. This relates to both our external lives and our inner being. Directions: This spread is unique from other spreads - it is done one card at a time, over the course of twelve days. Each card is meant to be drawn and reflected upon as a separate entity, with a special unique message for the particular sacred day. Select a quiet consistent time of day to draw each card over the twelve days if you can. Considering the busyness of the season, this could be a challenge. Each day, draw one card from your tarot deck and lay it on the appropriate spoke of the wheel. Reflect on each card and glean the message it has for you, according to the meanings given above. By New Year's Eve your wheel will be full with the drawn twelve cards. Reflect on the overall meaning of these twelve cards as a whole and write down your impressions of the message being given for the coming year.
Winter Solstice Spread
by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince I created this spread after thinking of the many hopes and fears surrounding the coming year. There are seven cards in this spread, to invoke both the movement of the Chariot and the sacred number of the ancients, the number of heaven as apprehended by those on earth. 1. Which of my fears are likely false? 2. Which of my fears are likely true? 3. Which of my hopes are likely false? 4. Which of my hopes are likely true? 5. Where shall I stand in stillness? 6. Where shall I find movement and growth? 7. How may I best embody Presence / Goodness / Goddess in the year to come?
and there are eight positions or parts. but it is slightly different from your usual month-by-month round-up spread. Your hopes. Since Yule represents the birth of the Sun from the depths of Winter. Imbolc. Reaping what you sew. Litha.' The use of the eight festivals here is are used as representations of concepts. What you need to concentrate on for success. this spread does not address when the events are going to happen. What ideas come to mind? 3. Yule/Winter Solstice: Three cards. Ostara. this spread does not pay any attention to dates or months. Wheel of the Year Tarot Spread by Kim Huggens This spread is designed for use as a "What's in store for me this coming year?" spread. Even though the spread is based around concepts and festivals that have associations with dates and months of the year. Yule. Lughnasad. 1. Are there weeds in your life? What will you nurture? 4. Patterns of growth. and can also be used at any time of the year. Beltane. 9 . There are three cards for each part or position of the spread. and it makes a very nice 'gift reading' for a close friend. areas of blockage you need to free up to return to life. though for querents who are unfamiliar with the concept of the Wheel of the Year. Introspection. How do you share yourself and your gifts with others? 6 . Fertility and sexuality. I begin the reading with that holiday. The influence causing the reading. Where you're at right now. just like we might use the different growth stages of a flower to represent different aspects of our lives. Samhain. Mabon. How do you relate to your sexuality? 5. Information and be. Brightness. So. Planting ideas. It focuses on the themes that will run through the querent's life for the next twelve months. Instead of having cards representing each month of the year. even if lots of cards that indicate transition appear at Imbolc. What are you grateful for? What do you need to shed to embrace thankfulness? 8.Wheel of Life This one is based on the Wiccan Sabbats and comes from the wonderful book "Tarot Games". simple explanations about what each festival represents should be provided. Stilling the self to listen to an inner voice. You. I have found it to be most effective when done on birthdays or New Year's Eve. and instead of looking at specific events that will happen in the querent's life each month. This spread is based on the Pagan 'Wheel of the Year. Yule is the time of the rebirth of the Sun from the . Renewal. it does not mean that transition will occur around February 1st in the querent's life! The Wheel of the Year spread is most useful for Pagan or Wiccan querents. 7. 2.ginnings.
the opposite of Ostara. and so these three cards indicate that which will be born into the querent's life during this year. These three cards indicate that which will begin to grow in the querent's life in the coming year. and that which will be bounteous in the querent's life in the coming year. or the sudden birth of ideas. but they are not quite ready to be grabbed fully yet! Mabon/Autumn Equinox: Three cards. Samhain: Three cards. The rewards are starting to show themselves. feelings. Lughnassadh is the beginning of the harvest. These three cards indicate that which will come to bear fruit this year in the querent's life. at its best. or the Summer Solstice. Mabon.depths and darkness of Winter. and how the querent's life will grow as a result. that which is in the very first stages of creation. the new beginnings and projects. Traditionally. Ostara/Spring Equinox: Three cards. (Notice this is the opposite festival of Imbolc. these three cards indicate what . emotionally. Litha.) These cards indicate the projects or aspects of the querent's life that he/she is beginning to see the fruits of his/her labors in. Beltane is May day. Lughnassad: Three cards. when the Celts (the 'creators' of this festival) culled their herds. Otherwise known as First Fruits or Lammas. Samhain is the end of the harvest. These three cards indicate that which will bring the querent's life into some sort of balance during the coming year. As such. That which will bud but not flower. These cards can also indicate the full harvest the querent will reap from their past ventures and hard work. and keep the querent in balance and moving towards their goal. Imbolc is the time of the first stirring of the earth from beneath the Winter snows. mentally. so it is a time of balance. and that which will 'fertilize' his or her life and make him or her grow (physically. and that which will 'simmer under the surface' in the querent's life. these three cards indicate the querent at his or her peak in the coming year. and the full fruition of plans in the querent's life. It represents bounty and joy. a time for sexuality and passion. is the middle of the harvest. but will not quite be ready for a full harvest for a while. These cards also indicate that which they will love most this year and give most attention to. This is the equinox. Litha/Summer Solstice: Three cards.. and the projects/events/ideas that will reach their peak for the querent. This is the querent and his or her life.the opposite in some way to harvest being delayed. and aspects of the self. as well as another time of balance. but will not bear fruit fully for quite some time. or spiritually) during the coming year. As such. It can also indicate the best part of the year. and that which will bring joy and cause for celebration. is the time when the Sun is at its peak and is highest in the sky. Beltane: Three cards. and the rekindling of the flame of life. the achievements of the year. As such. these three cards indicate the passions that will come into play in the querent's life this year. where the flowering is delayed. Imbolc: Three cards.
) I found it easiest to lay the cards in a circle of sorts. or it can indicate what is 'on the querent's side' during the year. For this reading. Main karmic lesson you brought into this life 2. Samhain Spread 1. and why.gJuly 17th becomes 17/07. 24 + 2004 = 2028) You then add up the separate digits of the final number until you reduce it to a number less than 22. the three Autumn Equinox cards in the middle right. Tests yet to pass . what will come to an end. (Example: 17 + 7 = 24. A nice way to end the reading is to make three blessings from three cards. if there are more Wands than any other suit. Past life actions that necessitated the lesson 3. Ancestors: What spirits guide you on this journey? (Optional: 1 to 3 cards) Karmic Spread 1.) You might also like to look at what suit is most predominant in the cards you have dealt.will die in the querent's life this year. If the querent's year card turns up in the reading itself. To do this you add the month and date of birth (e. Tests you have passed in this life 5. (2 + 0 + 2 + 8 = 12) That number is the number of the Major Arcana card that is the querent's Year Card (in this case. It will also include what the querent will get rid of because it is no longer necessary. and the Cross-quarter festivals in between. so 17 + 7) to the current year. Bonfire: What lights your path to it? 4. Blessings: Three cards. and what he or she will cull from his/her life. so that it tells you the general theme of the year. helping and keeping him or her going. it is useful to pay particular attention to where it has turned up. as that may give you some clues as to another theme of the querent's year. the Hanged Man) and it tells you generally what kind of year the querent can expect to have. or that it is going to be an unusually creative and active year. Ashes: What covers/protects you? 6. you might say that this year is going to focus on creativity and putting talents to work. I also found it useful to work out the querent's Year Card. the Spring Equinox cards in the middle left. so that the three Yule cards were at the bottom. (For instance. Sacrifice: What must you give up for it? 5. the three Litha cards at the top (Litha and Yule are both Solstices and so they are opposite in the year as well as in the spread!). Past life attitudes or emotions that necessitated the lesson 4. Harvest: What are you thankful for? 2. (Note: 22 = The Fool. These cards can represent advice for the querent. Night: What is beginning for you? 3.
What type of problems or challenges did I deal with? 7.6. adapt and modify approach as needed 3. 1. 7. maturity 4. Dark Moon: What is resting. Did I have a soul mate? 11. What began this cycle. 2. Was I a famous person? 8. Was I happy in this past life? 4. What kind of work did I do in that life 5. Waxing Moon: What you are starting to get feedback on. 4. rest. 3. Third Quarter: Break down. Am I linked to my parents of today from a past life of mine? 13. prepare for next cycle The Moon Spread by Yvonne Rathbone Use this layout to find out about the cycle you are in right now. fulfillment. 6. . emerging influences. A Karmic gift (insight into achieving your goal) Reincarnation Spread 1. Is my present love someone I knew during my past life? 12. New Moon: Beginnings. Are any other members of my family from a past life of mine? 14. Heart of the cycle: What is at the heart of this cycle. Full Moon: Completion. evaluate. evaluate. Waning Moon: What you are letting go of. What do I need to learn during this life time 15. Attitude or emotions required to achieve Karmic goal 8. Who was I in my last life 2. First Quarter: Analyze. 5. Karmic goal in this life 9. What is being recycled. Was I married? 3. New Moon: What you are beginning. Was my health good during my past life? 9. finalize. How did I die? 10. initiative 2. Will I reincarnate after this present life? Moon Phase Spread 1. Harvest Moon: What you are reaping. Was I an honorable person? 6. Actions required to achieve Karmic goal 7. new projects. Full Moon: What is at its peak. accomplishment.
That devil. Begin by focusing on your question. intuition. meditation)? How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the South (in passion. sexuality. personal power)? How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the West (in emotions. and note them on the Wheel. Should a card jump out of the deck when you're shuffling (i. or the individual you are blessed to work out karma with in this life. I jot down the cards as they emerge. The deck is reshuffled each time. security. of course. How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the East (in communication. manifestation)? How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the Center (in my connection to Spirit)? The Karmic Wheel Tarot Spread by Donna L. It reminds us of The Wheel tarot card itself. restacked. 5. right down to the little devil that dances the wheels' periphery. 2. 3.. The individual asking the questions is the Querent. healthier vessel. emotional blockage is cleared to make us a clearer. By doing this. our numerous births and rebirths. and repeated opportunities to work out our karma. This gives me a record.The New Moon Spread 1. When we successfully work out karma with others. This Tarot spread can be used to read for oneself or to read for others. thought. and then fanned out before you. and you shuffle and fan again. but ensure it has been imprinted with your energy. we encourage the same in those around us and are able to support those who continue to struggle. creativity. cut three times to the right (clockwise). compassion)? How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the North (in stability. drop on the floor. Use whatever tarot deck you are comfortable with. energy. Faber The Karmic Wheel Tarot Spread offers intuitive insight into the purpose of past life recognition in the context of a face to face reunion. There are 11 pulls. health. information. . 4. fall out. sensuality. Its circular configuration is reminiscent of the circle of eternity. If you are the Querent. the past life re-meet you're inquiring about. Once healthier. and shuffling the cards until you are satisfied they've been infused with your query. finances. the Karmic Partner is your karmic re-meet. intention. The card you pulled goes back in the deck. etc. is free will. dreams.e. or the circle of life.) that card should be used. and the other individual in the karmic duo is the Karmic Partner. you give cards an opportunity to appear twice or repeatedly if their message is particularly strong.
Also. why have you met again.What is the Querent's karmic inheritance.. hopes or fears? Card #6 . hopes or fears? Card #7 . Cards to the left of the axis are Querent cards. as intuited by Avia. what do you bring to this remeet? Card #3 . card #11.What are the Querent's past burdens. This formation allows us to identify adjacencies.What are the Karmic Partner's past burdens. This reading was done on a karmic re-meet that I've recently experienced and am currently working through. i. or similarities and relationships between cards (which imply stronger messages) later on in the reading.Diagram 1 of Karmic Wheel Tarot Spread (click to enlarge image): When the cards are on the Wheel (as in Diagram 1). Karmic Wheel Tarot Spread Meanings Card #1 . and #4 are in sacred cross formation. what does he/she bring to this re-meet? Card #4 .e. and most of the cards become the spokes.What is the overall karmic meaning of this relationship.What does the Karmic Partner mean to the Querent at this time? Card #8 -What does the Querent mean to the Karmic Partner? . and what are you the two of you supposed to be working out? Card #2 .. you'll see the final card. cards #1.What is the Karmic Partner's inheritance.e.What is the past of this karmic relationship (the past life)? Card #5 . I'd like to lead you through card placement using a reading I did for myself recently as an example. #3. i. which may have special significance for some of you. and to the right are Karmic Partner cards. is the axis of the Wheel. #2.
What is the FINAL OUTCOME (the axis) of this reading? Modified Celtic Cross The "You" position in the center is obvious. . It represents you (or your client) and your present-moment energy.Card #9 .What can the Querent do for this re-meet/relationship now? Card #10 -What can the Karmic Partner do for this re-meet/relationship now? Card #11 .
3. or you may want to re-think how you are behaving/acting in the situation. as with some best friend. 2. It ties up any loose ends in your six card reading and sums up the story told in the spread. . Past Life Physical-Mental Card: This card represents patterns of mind-body cell memories carried over from past lives. Greatest Health Lesson: This card represents the most important health lesson for the querant in this lifetime in the pursuit of holistic health in body-mind-emotions-spirit. In the matter of the unconscious. it could be a challenging mother (alive or transitioned) whose voice is always nagging or injecting defeatist thoughts.The crossing "Issue" card represents the crux of an issue you're dealing with at this moment. or it could be something with beneficent connotations like an upcoming wedding. For example. Action Needed for Physical-Mental Health: This card points to the concrete action that needs to be taken to foster mind-body wellbeing." Depending on the feel of the card. 4. I look at the unconscious as an inner part of us that can be our best friend. The far right "Outcome" card is pretty obvious in its representation. Action Needed for Emotional Health: This card points to the concrete action that needs to be taken to foster emotional wellbeing. Present Life Emotional Card: This card represents the current state of the querant's emotional health. Healing Merkaba Spread 1. The foundation "Unconscious" card represents behaviors your exhibiting that require your purposeful awareness. The crowning "Conscious" card represents the things you have control over in the situation. Past Life Emotional Card: This card represents patterns of emotional body memories carried over from past lives. 7. It could be a true conflict. you may want to move forward with your current strategy. if we don't check in with them or listen to their advice . This is going to be something in your past that has tripped you up on more than one occasion.they can get cranky. 5. It can also represent things you might be "over-controlling. it can manifest in unpleasant behavioral issues. But. or vacation. 6. This card is going to uncover some amazing insights for you if you're open to what it has to say. if we aren't mindful of its presence. Present Life Physical-Mental Card: This card represents the current state of the querant's mind-body health. The far left "Limitation" card represents a potential snag in your plans concerning the (crossing card) Issue.
which seems to sound like something else entirely!) It's thrown on the shape of a full moon. Psychic Gifts . Things you should be holding close to you.Dark of the Moon spread The Dark of the Moon spread is not intended for looking outward on a situation. Protection Shows you where to establish personal boundaries so you do not give your personal power away. or for readings with a specific question in mind. Something new that will begin soon. Things that are coming into your life. What you should be giving to others. Creativity The Mother has given you talents. Moontime Spread. be they lover/coworker/family/friend. 4: Surroundings. 5: Giving. "Where is my life at now?" 1-------4 --2-7-5-3-------6 1: Releasing. What you should be learning at this point. Relationships What you need to know about developing your potential in relationship to others. Manifesting Goals What action do you need to take on the physical plan to reinforce your magical (or tarot) workings? What can you do in the mundane world to support your spirit's desire? 4. Full Moon Spread (or. 3: Receiving. its purpose is to look inward. and give you insight into your own life. The Power of Choice What decision needs to be made now to fully express your potential? What will free your creativity? 3. 1. How the world around you is affecting you. An example of what this spread gives you would be the answer to. What must you do to fully express them? If you don't like this card. 5. 2: Retaining. 7: Your lesson. The truth of your relationships. What do you need to protect? 6. it is because the card shows blocks that you need to address before you can realize your full creative gifts. Things you should be letting go of in your life. abilities and gifts. Instead. clockwise. 6: Beginning. 2.
For example. In this layout. someone who is trying to kick addictions or bad habits could be represented by card 15 . guide or mentor. it suggests the appearance of a teacher. You should choose a card out of the Major Arcana based on the issues in the Querent's life. and so this card indicates the overall issues surrounding the Querent's question. while a Querent with questions about their spiritual journey could be symbolized by card 9 . and place it in the 1 position. this position signifies what other people are telling the . Air: The Winds of Influence. Choose the card that best represents the Querent's current situation. Blessings and Spiritual Direction The Mother wants you to celebrate the joy of being alive. 7. What is keeping them in place.How can you best develop your intuition? If position 6 is a Court Card. What do you have to be thankful for? How can you best express the Goddess in you? The Pentagram Spread 1. at the center of the layout.The Hermit. what is it that has made the situation stagnant? 3.The Devil. 2. or even holding them back? Are there forces at play here that are preventing them from moving forward? In other words. The element of Earth is associated with stability and security. The Significator. Earth: Keeping Grounded. Traditionally. Air is related to inspiration and communication.
What can they learn from this situation? How can they adapt their current circumstances to meet their future needs and goals? 6. and Water is typically associated with the powers of the Goddess.is the Querent subconsciously sabotaging their own goals? What sort of internal conflicts are at play here? This is the card which shows the Querent's self-doubts and misapprehensions. the culmination of the journey. which embodies strong will and energy. This is the whole self. and see what they tell you. Water: The Tides of Intuition. Fire can both create and destroy -. or are they dragging the Querent down with negative messages? What sort of external forces are influencing the Querent's life right now? 4. Fire: The Ultimate Destroyer. Position five is the Water card. and what all the other cards are leading up to.Querent -.are there people providing a positive influence. ultimately.how will things be resolved if the Querent remains on his present path? What. Spirit: The Whole Self. and ultimately. They are chapters in a book. but this card is the last page -. 5. Look at the previous four cards. This is the element of wisdom and intuition. The sixth card is the card of Spirit. The fourth card in this reading is the element of Fire. representing the four elements. this is where the Querent will find what their intuition is telling them. will be the end result of all the internal and external influences on the Querent's issue? .
2. though still under it. this is how all the previous cards relate to events in your life. to balance the dark. Card 6: This card is at the surface of the water. deep ocean below. and can represent dreams you've had recently. Rely on your intuition for these cards especially. you are more conscious of these currents. take it as a sign that some work may be needed towards that. ask it as you shuffle the cards. Shuffle the deck and lay out the cards as at right. Card 4: This is the shadow aspect of things. inner wisdom. the deep.This spread is for helping to know the intuitive mind. and/or symbols and themes current in your life. the dark. as shown. but their roots are deep. By Beltane. Cards 4 and 5 are nearer to the surface. and 3 represent the deepest ocean of the unconscious mind. where the unconscious and conscious meet. and no judgments are made here. Cards 4 and 5 should be in balance and harmony. Card 5: This is the light aspect of things. If you have a specific question in mind. these things just are. Cards 1. if they are not. There is no order to these. . synchronicity and coincidences. Use the May Queen spread to regain or confirm a sense of abundance and safety. the dark time of the year is a distant memory and the possibilities of life seem sweet. Shuffle the cards and place them in positions one through five. May Queen May is a time of fertility and high spirits.
Swords = loving the intellect. Pentacles = sensuality. Position 2: Abundance.Position 1: Safety. Where are you secure in yourself? A seemingly negative card describes a situation that needs your focused attention. A challenging card will show you the block that keeps you from your heart’s desire. Feelings of plenty. Exploring the possibilities. All forms of love. Work with the energy of that card to produce feelings of safety. regeneration. karma. Emotions and relationships. Position 3: Regeneration. Court Cards = personal characteristics in your relationships. The bold action needed to grow and flourish. choose other cards that radiate the energy of your heart’s desire and place them over the original layout. What you need to feel safe. from friendship to sexual passion. Position 4: Love. Focused will remains the core of magic. Emotional security. Only you know your heart. by releasing the block of a challenging card. but it also describes the emotional breadth of your life that is full and sweet. or the value you place on love. the body. . What story do the cards tell? The lessons to be learned and the potential for growth. Major Arcana cards = the big picture. Abundance may encompass monetary prosperity. and you always have a choice. Cups = love or friendship.) Position 5: The Future. or painful decisions. relate to the future? Nothing in tarot is preordained. Next. A challenging card directs you to constricted energy flow. for they offer great truths. heartache. How does position three. The present conceivable outcome based on the flow of cards one through four. If you do not like the cards in this layout. honor the information they are giving you. Look at the suit of the card: what does it tell you about your life right now? (Wands = passion or anger. or the spiritual aspects of your relationships. emotional abundance will follow.
parents.” The Aradia Fortune-Telling Spread By Robin Payne This spread is inspired by the legend of Aradia (daughter of the ancient Tauric Goddess Diana). [ Spread Basic layout ] Interpretations The Past home life. is manifesting for me now.To complete the Beltane reading. for the good of all. environment 11 . harming no one. or something better. Affirm your power to reclaim abundance and safety: “I focus on the powerful energies of youth. Expectations for the future are high. you can meditate with the cards. So must it be. keep the cards on the altar until Midsummer. the goddess yet to come. or simply close. write a journal entry. This. Carry a card or two with you during the day to strengthen the connection between you and your heart’s desire. according to free will.
The Past Education. obstacles in your way The Altar Your present goals or objectives. also your fears and apprehensions The Future Areas of work and creativity The Future Areas of travel and relationships .g. career. personality The Temple Influences before you e. work The Past Relationships. self esteem The Past A strong past influence which still holds sway You Present state of mind.
magic and transformation. a moment of choosing that is at hand. In olden times. which can connect us to the great and nameless creatrix. the magic. She who may heed our prayers. a goddess of fire and darkness. Your Crossroads This card represents your current situation. She initiates and guards all transitional states. but always at the threshold to other sacred places. The Choice Within This card represents advice Hecate offers on the direction and instruction to accept within yourself at this crossroads. Hecate is both by your side and leading the way. 2 5 8 She is the Goddess of Crossroads 1. power and courage.The Future Areas of health and home The Future Strong future influence TRIPLE HECATE SPREAD By Ellen Lorenzi-Prince ©2001 . The Choice Without 4 7 1 6 9 3 . Hecate and her ghosts were held responsible for causing madness and misfortune. 3. In relief or vase painting Hecate stands beside other goddesses. The layout is in three sets of three for a total of nine cards. and it was to Hecate one prayed to be delivered from madness and misfortune. 2. or a pivotal point in your life right now. In literature and surviving custom. or leads their way with her torches. Hecate's statues stood not in temples of her own. sharing her advice for developing your wisdom. Hecate provides the gateway. This spread invokes Hecate to speak with you.2004 All rights reserved Hecate is my favorite Crone. before temples of many gods and goddesses including Cybele and Zeus.
It also indicates recurring cycles from your past which are appropriate to the current situation.She sees the pattern. Your Magic This card represents the aspect of your personal power Hecate suggests that you work with right now. 6. What Waits For You This card represents what is awaiting you in your future should this ghost become dismissed or integrated into your life. . She is the Queen of Ghosts 4. 1. This is the overall view of the situation. If you see this outcome as purely negative. 1. The Opportunities Within This card represents how this power may be used for your benefit in the inner realms. 9. unable to forgive. Extra help from a wise friend or counselor is indicated She is the Goddess of Witches 7. to get beyond the pain or mistakes of the past. Imagine that the Crone has put on her feathered cloak to have a look at your situation from an unclouded and higher perspective. or when you’re feeling just a little too close to the subject at hand.This card represents advice Hecate offers on the direction to take in the outer world from this point of choosing. The Opportunities Without This card represents how you may exercise or express this power in the outer world. 1 5 3 Card 1 . 6 4 2 2. or to integrate the lessons or power left behind. then there is a great deal of fear involved in getting beyond this particular ghost. Crone's Eye View Spread by Ellen Lorenzi Price This spread invokes the wisdom of the Crone to give clarity and advice in times of uncertainty. What Helps You This card represents what resources are available to you to help you move forward. 5. What Haunts You This card represents a piece of your past that you have been unable to let go. 8. or unable to fully claim. The cards are laid out in the shape of a flying bird.
Card 6 – What I find. Card 5 – What I leave. Card 3 . The Hermit. the Hermit. What this means is that you must learn for yourself. . This indicates the approach you should take. Card 4 . What is calling out to my soul? What have I been missing all my life? What is the unknown that needs knowing? 3.She sees your strength. 3. Card 6 . This is something you know about the situation but which requires you give it more attention or importance. It can apply to modes of behavior may otherwise be fine but will not work well in this particular case. The Hermit card is also often called the Inner Teacher. like the Fool. 3. to bring it one step closer. What am I choosing to leave behind? What am I inadvertently leaving behind? What do I wish I could leave behind? 6. Setting Out: Card 1 – Why I leave. leaving behind all s/he knows to seek alone for something more. What do I find that I have always known would be there? What do I find that is unexpected? What is the value of what I find? 7. Where do I begin my search? What is my first step? What is the road that is right in front of me? How can I know it’s the right road? 4. What do I think I need to help in my search? What do I truly need? What do I always carry with me? 5. Card 2 – What I seek. Card 3 – What road I take. 5. the best way to effect change on your behalf. 2. however. through your own work and experience. Why am I not satisfied with what I already have or what I already know? What is pushing me or driving me on? 2.Card 2 .She sees what is obvious. does so with intent.She knows where to strike. goes on a journey. The Hermit’s Quest In the Major Arcana. the opportunity you have for action.She sees what is hidden. This indicates a force acting on the situation of which you are not yet consciously aware. This spread is intended to help you understand and define your quest for that something more in your life. This is what you need to be wary of in dealing with this situation. On the Road: Card 4 – What I bring.She sees your weakness. 4. This is what you can and should call upon to help you in this situation. 1. 7. Card 5 . 6.
4. 1. Cronebody Spread The Crone lives in a cronebody. What does having what I sought look like? What does it feel like? How can I know when I have found it? 9. Why is this my very own journey? What does walking alone mean to me? Who am I really? 8. so that you know its energy and the manifestations it has taken in your life. beginning at the root: 3 2 1 2. 3. 4 Card 2 . as we are dependent for our lives on our bodies and their care.Flesh. setting the boundaries of our bodily existence. Bones are the structure of our existence. The card in this position speaks to our survival needs. in spirit and in flesh. A body that is changed from what it once was. The card in this position speaks of our friends. She is living in a cronebody. It indicates our bonding and social needs. To what might I want to return? For what might I want to keep looking? How does what I’ve found change my next steps? 10. The cards are laid out thus. The better to craft this life for ourselves. and suggests how we might fulfill those needs and address those situations. the requirement and the remedy implicit in the situation. . to the root of our situation and its requirements. family. lovers and neighbors.In the End: Card 7 – Why I am alone. Flesh is the intimate surroundings of our existence. Let each card describe to you the situation. It also indicates our financial and other external physical resources that allow us to live our lives as best we can. in a life that grows as she can craft it. This spread instructs us on recognizing our human and material needs and situations. Card 1 . how we live with others and how we love with others. the four quarters. Card 8 – Where I arrive. addresses issues of emotional health. Card 9 – Where I go from here. 4. This position indicates health and physical abilities. And let it also instruct you in your best course of action.Bones.
Our sexual needs. 6. The card in this position speaks to our needs for expression. The card in this position speaks to our place in the web of life. How on a daily basis and in small ways we can effect change in our worlds. Ashes: What covers/protects you? 6. What you need to concentrate on for success. Your hopes. Bonfire: What lights your path to it? 4. Blood is the juice of our existence. Harvest: What are you thankful for? 2.Breath. Breath is the environment of our existence. Sacrificed: What must you give up in order to move forward? 5. The influence causing the reading. Are there weeds in your life? What will you nurture? 4 = Beltane Fertility and sexuality. (optional one to three cards) Wheel of Life This one is based on the Wiccan Sabbats and comes from the wonderful book "Tarot Games".ginnings. This card tells us how to stay juicy. areas of blockage you need to free up to return to life. 2 = Imbolc Planting ideas. 7 = Mabon What are you grateful for? What do you need to shed to embrace thankfulness? 8 = Samhain Introspection. What we take in and give out each day.Card 3 . It indicates our lust and our enthusiasm. Night: What is beginning for you? 3. 5. 9 = You Where you're at right now. 5. lest we dry up and not want to live our own lives. What ideas come to mind? 3 = Ostara Patterns of growth. our routines and habits and surroundings. Tabi’s Samhain Spread 1. Card 4 .Blood. Information and be. . Ancestors: The spirits that guide you on this journey. How do you share yourself and your gifts with others? 6 = Lughnasad Reaping what you sew. Stilling the self to listen to an inner voice. as well as the other gratifications and feedbacks our self demands. creation and individual recognition. 1 = Yule Renewal. How do you relate to your sexuality? 5 = Litha Brightness.
Shuffle the cards and place them in positions one through six. as shown below. card six. Do you obtain your heart’s desire or are you setting up the wrong life? (Note: No tarot reading is a preordained destiny.) Position 3: The Need for Protection. Shows your vulnerabilities or where you .) If you have a specific question in mind. it is a wonderful time for protection. do a three-card reading for more information. The cards in this layout are read in pairs. or any future trend card in the layout. developing psychic ability. card three and its future trend. Catch a glimpse of the future in the fall beauty of the sun’s golden rays. Because energy is so potent during Midsummer. It shows either your strengths or challenges. card four.Midsummer Night’s Dream Tarot Spread (from Tarot for All Seasons) Celebrate the freedom and liberation of summer. You can change current trends to change the future. Use the Midsummer’s Dream layout when you want to visualize your heart’s desire. Position 1: Freedom and Liberation. Position 2: Future Trends of Freedom and Liberation. Directly facing the challenge allows creative energy to flow toward your heart’s desire. (Card one and its future trend. and divination. card two. card five and its future trend. ask it as you shuffle the cards. If you don’t like this. What will set your spirit free? What keeps you from your heart’s desire? This card indicates where energy is blocked or where energy flows the strongest. Indicates possible scenarios based on influences at this time.
personalities (Court Cards). setting your spirit free.” . psychological (Swords). Given the influences of the cards at this time. harming no one. Developing psychic abilities. spirituality and karma (Trump Cards). and is your most direct path to your heart’s desire. write a journal entry.might block your heart’s desire. it describes what to keep and nurture. emotional (Cups). or simply close. Indicates your receptiveness to the inner voice of wisdom. actions (Wands). Can describe any plane of existence: physical (Pentacles). If you like this card. So must it be. you can meditate with the cards. Position 6: Future Trends in Psychic Development. you can change the cards to change reality. Closely related to position one. or something better. Intuition always knows what is best for you. Position 4: Future Trends of the Need for Protection. according to free will. Either describes how to develop the inner voice of the soul. or do you need to go in another direction? Please see note under position two. or what may be blocking its development. Carry a card or two with you during the day to strengthen the connection between you and your heart’s desire. To complete the Midsummer reading. This. Affirm your personal power to develop psychic ability: “I listen to the voice of intuition and clearly visualize my goals. Position 5: Paying Attention to Intuition. Based on influences at this time. is manifesting for me now. for the good of all. Paying attention to intuition is hearing the voice of the soul. keep the cards on the altar until Lughnasadh. what trends are being set? Are you on the path to fulfilling your heart’s desire. what is a probable outcome to your psychic development? Remember.